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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New book by Harold Balazs at the Art Spirit Gallery

Join the Art Spirit Gallery at 415 Sherman in downtown Coeur d'Alene this Friday, July 17 from 5 to 8 pm for the launch of a new limited edition book by Harold Balazs and Dirk Stratton titled The Family Album. The 24 framed original drawings from the book will also be on display and for sale. Go to theartspiritgallery.com for all the details.

Jurassic jokes at the Bing

Join a panel of three local comedians as they add their comedic commentary to the 1993 classic, 'Jurassic Park' at The Bing, this Friday, July 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 at all TicketsWest outlets and $12 at the Door.

Vintage Spokane at the Convention Center Sunday

Vintage Spokane returns this Sunday, July 19 featuring more than 50 wineries and gourmet food at the Spokane Convention Center. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit vintagespokane.com.

Western swing at Chateau Rive

T. Scot Wilburn & The Shut Up -N- Playboys play Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill this Friday, July 17 at 8 pm.

Turnpike Troubadours are coming to town

The Turnpike Troubadours are coming to the Knitting Factory, Thursday, July 30 at 8 pm. It's an all ages show and tickets are just $15. Get yours at sp.knittingfactory.com.

'Art for the Animals' raises funds for River's Wish Animal Sanctuary

River's Wish Animal Sanctuary presents 'Art for the Animals: A Starry Night Celebration', Saturday, July 18 from 6 to 10 pm at the Sanctuary, 11511 W. Garfield Road, Spokane.

This annual fundraiser is crucial to the work at River's Wish Animal Sanctuary. Caring for over 100 animals requires immense amounts of time and money. River's Wish is largely supported by private donations, as well as the money raised by the auction.

The event is held at the Sanctuary, just west of Riverside State Park. Attendees will be serenaded by jazz musician Gregory Loewen and Tom Dukich with his Carpal Tunnel Trance Blues Band from 6 to 8 pm. Dinner is provided by Allie's Vegan Pizzeria & Cafe. There will be a no-host bar featuring Washington wines and beer from Iron Goat Brewery.

The silent auction, including original art, sculpture and craft pieces, limited edition prints, and enticing gift baskets, runs from 6 to 8 pm and the Live Auction begins at 8 pm. For those wanting to make a night of it, there will be an outdoor showing of the movie 'Babe' after the live auction.

Tickets for the Dinner & Auction are $20 for Adults, $10 for children 12 and under. You can buy tickets online at RiversWish.org (online ticket purchases will add a small service fee); a limited number will be available at the gate.

'The Best of Pat McManus' Comes to Post Falls Library

Tim Behrens, (in)famous for his portrayal of Patrick McManus' humorous stories about the outdoors, is coming to the Community Library Network at Post Falls for a free one-night-only special performance on Wednesday, July 22. The show starts at 7 pm. The library will close at 6 pm and reopen at 6:30 pm. No reservations will be taken, so come early for the best seating and refreshments.

'The Best of McManus,' sponsored by the Post Falls Library Foundation and the Friends of the Post Falls Library, has won rave reviews the world over. Nikki Luttmann, foundation president, said, "As the kick-off for the library's Centennial, Behrens will set the right tone, with a night of laughter suitable for all ages; from one to one-hundred-and-one." The family-friendly show is the fourth Frank Henderson Speaker's series presentation.

The full length one-man shows written by nationally celebrated humor writer Patrick F. McManus and starring his indentured actor, Tim Behrens, have toured 21 states and Canada, playing to more than 400,000 people over the past 22 years in 1600 performances. The 'Best of McManus' Show is a savory stew of stories taken from all five of the shows and assembled especially for this Post Falls performance by Pat and Tim.

Find out why your first date warps your personality forever. Learn the proper form of panicking from an expert. Discover what happens when you and a deer try to ride a bicycle not built for two. Actor Tim Behrens stars as a one-man cast of your favorite McManus characters, from Rancid Crabtree to Melba Peachbottom, from a dog named Strange to daft old Mrs. Swisher.

Though the show is free, the Library Foundation welcomes any and all financial donations at the door. Donations will go toward Foundation projects, including the publication of a book celebrating the Post Falls Library. For more information, visit CommunityLibrary.Net/PFFoundation or call the library, 208-772-1506 x 2.


This week's music at Arbor Crest

Tomorrow night, Thursday, July 16 from 5:30-7:30, Brett DeChenne performs as Gator Loops, playing smooth, funky jazz. A multi-instrumentalist and looper, his solo act sounds like a 9-piece band. Art pieces made from recycled wood by Dan Barker will be on display. No cover charge for Thursday night concerts.

And on Sunday, July 19, Arbor Crest's Concerts on the Cliff presents Grand Avenue, a high-energy cover band that plays 'get up and dance' and 'sing along' classics. Music starts at 5:30 and runs until sunset. There is an $8 cover charge for Sunday concerts. For more information, visit arborcrest.com.

One more night of Mozart in the Park

Enjoy Mozart by Moonlight as Connoisseur Concerts celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Mozart On A Summers Eve with one more concert, tonight, Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm. Music will be performed on the lawn east of Duncan Gardens. Concert begins at 7pm, but area opens for pre-concert picnics at 5:30.

Visit mozartspokane.com for tickets and more details.


Live music tonight at Barrister Winery

Tonight, July 15, enjoy live music and great wine in Barrister Winery's Courtyard. The event is open starting at 5pm and music plays from 6-9pm. Tonight's performer is Kari Marguerite. Concert is free, wine is available for purchase. Barrister's Wednesday free concerts continue through September 9.

Visit www.barristerwinery.com.

Brad Keeler Trio at the Park Bench Cafe this Friday

Manito Park's free summer concert series continues this Friday, July 17, with the Brad Keeler Trio performing at The Park Bench Cafe. Concert runs from 6-8pm and food and beverages are available for purchase. Beer from No-Li Brewhouse is available for purchase during the concert. For more information, call 509-456-4349.

Tickets go On Sale Today for Bill Maher at the Fox

Bill Maher is coming to the Fox Theater on Saturday, October 17 at 8 pm and tickets go on sale today.

Maher is an Emmy award winning comedian and television host, and will bring his uproarious and irreverent stand-up routine to Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Maher's tour will make only one stop in the Pacific Northwest this fall - in Spokane, on October 17.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to see one of our nation's comedic treasures. Bill Maher, one night only, LIVE at The Fox. Visit www.foxtheaterspokane.com for tickets and information.


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